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The Portico Picture Palace Music Hall and Illusion Emporium returns with a musical 1914 salute to the courage and good will of the soldiers and volunteers of the First World War.
Join us for comedy, mystery and illusion, sing along songs and words from the front, Sunday, 14th September, at 7.30pm, as the last event of the first ever Portico Festival of the Arts!
Licensed bar, local beer from Late Knights, goodies from Blackbird Bakery and more…not to mention prizes for sartorial excellence!
To note: This event is featured in the Lambeth Heritage Festival published brochure HOWEVER please do note that there has been a CHANGE OF DATE: in the brochure the date is stated as the 7th of September. The actual date is the 14th of September.
To Purchase Tickets for the Music Hall click below!
Tickets: £15 on the door
Concession: Students, JSA, 70+.
The wonderful folk of the wood returns on the 19th of September. Click the image below to visit the website and get your tickets… get them soon as they tend to sell out!
Looking for something to do on Wednesdays?
Introduction to Harmony Workshop 12-2 £7 (£5 conc) to include home made cake and tea.
Group Singing, harmonisation, fun and good vibes.
Open to everyone .
Special Workshop (Drop in)
12noon to 2pm Rhythm and Pulse £7 (£5 conc)
The school of three monkeys mini retreat happened here on the 12th and 13 of July.
Open to everyone with an interest in exploring the potential of Zhineng Qigong this two day retreat provided the opportunity to develop your personal practice working with a combination of western and chinese teachers.
9.30 am doors open, for 10 am start, to 5.30 pm
Prices: £75.00 for 1 day or £120.00 for both days!
Concessions by request.
Booking: via email/text/call + Bank Transfer to Caroline Whyman 07958908450 firstname.lastname@example.org
On the day: £80 on the door, or £130 on the door for both days. Please arrive by 9.30 to make your payment.
Transport: nearest station ‘West Norwood’
buses no. 68 and 432,
car parking in adjacent streets.
Please bring lunch to share, and wear loose comfortable clothes with either soft shoes or socks.
The Centre 70 AGM is a open to the public and will take place on the 24th of July from 6pm-9pm. The AGM will occur from 8pm onwards, prior to that will be a reception with food. This will be a social occasion that will be open to the public. Here is some information about Centre 70 from their website :
We provide free, confidential, independent, impartial advice by way of appointments and outreach and offer a counselling service.
We provide advice on:
General advice – including family issues, wills, crime
Student finance, grants to individuals and referral to agencies providing back to work advice
* We only provide very basic advice on these areas and you should look at our Useful Contacts page for specialist advice
We hope you can come along and meet the Centre 70 team.
Our next Bazaar will be on 3rd August 10am to 4pm.
On 11th July 7:30-9:30pm we hosted some Creative Movement Workshops. Here are some details from Victoria Thompson, the class tutor.
Everybody is invited
These monthly guided movement workshops are friendly and relaxed and open to anyone with an inclination to explore and deepen awareness of their creative moving body.
Relaxing and Being
Beginning with relaxation, we calm the nervous system and take time to turn our attention inwards, tuning into the tiny movements and shifting sensations within the body. Giving ourselves permission to be in our body, just exactly as it is, opens up our potential for moving and being.
Finding Movements that Feel Good From here, I lead you towards rediscovering for yourself, ways of moving that feel juicy and nourishing, inviting the blood to flow, the breath to move and awakening the senses.
I offer to guide people to be able to offer and receive gentle touch to enhance sensation and relaxation in places of tension such as the back, shoulders and neck. We move towards feeling more relaxed, released, open and flowing in our movements.
Space to Move
The Portico Gallery Studio is clean, spacious, gently lit and welcoming with mats and rugs for relaxing. (wear loose warm clothing).
Forward this invitation to friends, visit ‘Moving and Being’ on Twitter and Facebook (click the link below) or email email@example.com.
Looking forward to moving with you in June and July.
Thursday 26th June 6:30pm
The wonderfully inventive crew known as ‘The Open Works’ (are you a member yet, it seems quite a lot of you are!) are having a second Supper, entitled ‘Supper No2’ which we will host in the main hall. here is what they have to say about it:
Because everyone enjoyed the first one so much …
Another pot luck supper!
Bring a dish or help set up, share an idea, meet other members, find out about what projects are developing and what you might like to do yourself.
Bring one of the following:
Sides (pasta, potato, rice, grains)
Helping hands (set up 30 minutes before)
Helping Hands (clean up)
Flowers for tables
Drinks (2 x bottles or cartons)
Crisps and Dips
Once again it is the West Norwood Feast time… yes it’s the 1st of june this weekend.. doesn’t the time fly! We will be putting on another of our popular Bazaars. You will be aware that the West Norwood Feast was featured in Time Out a few weeks ago so we expect the Feast may well be busier than ever.
Our doors open at 11am and we are open all day. We have Artists, Makers and Chocolate creators all with very reasonably priced lovingly made wares for your purchase… plenty of great gift ideas…
If you would like a stall please get in touch as it is hugely popular. Do get in touch soon to avoid disappointment….
See you all this Sunday, or Friday evening for our free film screening!